1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Ruby Paste Bow Marcasite Pendant Necklace
The sweet bow on this delicate Art Deco necklace is counterbalanced by the vivid ruby color and unique shape to the glass drop. Dangling freely from the bow, it sparkles brightly with a modern octagon cut that contrasts dynamically from the curvy and feminine bow. The sterling silver setting is subtle yet refined, with its original chain intact and tiny inset marcasites for a touch of shimmer.
Condition Guide Excellent. This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well taken care of, the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with no surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
* Stones have smooth and gleaming surfaces and no chipping or surface wear.
* No irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 15 1/2" chain, 1/4" pendant
Mark French silver and maker marks on the back of pendant
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 6 grams
Period 1920s - 30s
Material Tests for sterling silver, glass
On Movement In Jewelry. Movement in jewelry is an indicator of a higher end piece, as it demonstrates that the designer considered how the jewelry would look and feel when it was actually worn. For example, high-end pieces often adjust to different necklines or wrists for comfort and a seamless look. Other times, movement is strategically incorporated for gemstones to catch the light or to enhance the sparkle of a certain gemstone cut.
On Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.